Sunday, June 30, 2013

DaVinci Gourmet Flavored Syrups

I can not start my day without coffee and I also love the flavored ones. I tried out DaVinci Gourmet flavored syrups. I tried out 5 of their flavored syrups cherry, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and hazelnut.
No one compares to DaVinci Gourmet®. With over 60 classic flavors, all made from pure cane sugar, it’s no wonder why our customers tell us we’re the best. Specially formulated not to curdle milk and to hold up well under heat, DaVinci Gourmet Classic syrups are perfect for virtually any application: espresso–based drinks, brewed coffee and tea, granitas, smoothies, Italian sodas, desserts and more.

For the cherry this is the perfect addition to my favorite mixed drink Amaretto sour YUM!
For the chocolate Brendan has been adding this to his milk and he LOVES it!
I love adding the caramel to all of my coffee flavors adding just that little extra something.
I also love adding the vanilla to everything especially the vanilla flavor coffee giving it more vanilla power.
The hazelnut I use in Danny's coffee to make him something different and he really likes it.

I also see these a lot in my local gas station when I am getting coffee on the go. They have great flavor with low calories and they have many different varieties of them with their new naturals and zero calorie ones. I have the zero calorie Kahlua one and it is also great. They make fruit flavored ones that are perfect to add into your teas and other mixed drinks.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

The Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years

The Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years: More than 900 tips that 62 doctors who are also mothers use during their children’s toddler years.

You can follow Mommy MD Guides on Facebook & Pinterest.

Green Baby~Green Mama Giiveaway

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Green Baby, Green Mama Event

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8 and Iowa Mom

This is great for any mom!

Prize Package Includes:

Bummis Organic Cotton Starter Kit

A value packed box of cloth diapering essentials with everything you need to start using cloth diapers now! You don’t need to be cloth diaper savvy in order to appreciate it - but if you are, you will really love our beautiful new boxed kit. Flushable liners and our step-by-step guide to no-fuss cloth diapering make it easy for you. No rinsing, no pins, no stuffing and no big deal to wash this cloth diaper system.

The Infant size contains:

  • 24 infant size Organic Cotton Prefold diapers(4 x 8 x 4 layers thick)
  • 4 Super Whisper Wraps – small
  • 2 Super Brites – small
  • 3 rolls Bio-Soft liners – small
  • 5 reusable Fleece Liners
  • Fabulous Wet Bag – large (available exclusively in the Kit!)
  • User Guide

The Baby size contains:

  • 18 baby size Organic Cotton Prefold diapers (4 x 8 x 4 layers thick)
  • 2 Super Whisper Wraps – medium
  • 2 Super Brites – medium
  • 1 roll Bio-Soft liners – large
  • 5 reusable Fleece Liners
  • Fabulous Wet Bag– large (available exclusively in the Kit!)
  • User Guide

Earth Mama Angel Baby Birth & Baby Kit

Mama’s Birth & Baby Kit Full Size will get you set with full-size must-haves. Worry-free products to comfort mama and baby? That’s a big check!

For mama:

  • New Mama Bottom Spray - 4oz
  • Mama Bottom Balm - 2oz
  • Organic Monthly Comfort Tea - 1 box
  • Natural Nipple Butter - 2oz
  • Cotton Tote Bag - 10'' x 12''
  • Postpartum Bath Herbs - 1 box

For baby:

  • Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash - 5.3oz
  • Angel Baby Oil - 4oz
  • Angel Baby Lotion - 4oz
  • Angel Baby Bottom Balm - 2oz

Thank you for visiting and entering to win this amazing prize package. Please take a moment to also visit our lovely co-hosts whom without them great things such as these would not be possible: Budget Earth, Mew Review and An Ordinary Housewife.

One lucky winner will a Bummis Organic Cotton Starter Kit & the Earth Mama Angel Baby Birth & Baby Kit!

Giveaway ends July 18th at 11:59pm, open US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Zaycon Foods America's Drive Thru Meat Market

How does Zaycon Foods manage to provide such high quality super fresh meat and produce to its customers at such low prices? The answer is strength in numbers. And not our numbers, yours!

Zaycon Foods can sell its products at bulk rate prices to individual consumers and families because our unique sales event business model brings lots of people together, adding all their purchasing power into a combined bulk food purchase. And when you buy as part of a group that’s committing to such a large purchase, the power is in the hands of the purchaser! It’s the ultimate group buy in terms of both price and consumer empowerment.

You can pre-select exactly what you want to order from a given Zaycon sales event – sometimes you may want to stock up on our amazing meaty back ribs and sometimes it might be all about the Zaycon bacon – and then, on the day of the sales event, you and a whole big bunch of your neighbors will find yourselves in a nearby parking lot watching as an entire tractor trailer’s worth of high quality natural food is unloaded into all of your cars! You will be amazed at how quickly one of our refrigerated trucks goes from being filled with natural, fresh chicken or hundreds of gallons of grade A non-homogenized milk to being empty and back on its way to the farm!

A Zaycon Foods truck sales event often lasts less time than you would spend on a trip to the grocery store, yet you will leave with a whole lot more food than you’d get at the market, and for much better prices, too!

When you use the Zaycon Foods sales event as your preferred place to purchase meats, milk, and any of our other fine products, you get advantages even beyond the bulk pricing that comes with our special sales model. You also have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what you’re going to get! A trip to the grocery store can involve wasted time wandering around looking for various foods spread out across the store; at a Zaycon Foods parking lot meat truck delivery (or milk or berries or fish delivery, too!) you have pre-ordered your foods, so all you have to do is show up and wait for our friendly staffers and volunteers to load up your car. 

Also, unlike in the grocery store, the prices you will pay for a Zaycon Foods product are locked in on our website, so you will know how much you are going to spend before you have committed to a purchase. 

At a supermarket, you might pay one price for chicken on one day, and then a higher price on another day. With Zaycon, you decide that you want to order a case of our fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts, you check the price and then you commit to it, knowing that from that moment on, we are committed to getting you your fresh, natural food!

To Get Started Click on this link HERE.

Do You Give A Cup? #GiveACup

This summer Peet's is hitting the road with their new Single Cups, the same handcrafted Peet's Coffee they are known for, now available for single serve brewers. But it's up to America to decide where they hand them out! We're calling it Give a Cup, the Internets first social sampling experiment.

All you have to do is visit Doyougiveacup and vote! I gave a cup and voted. It is simple and maybe they will be at a place near you.

Each week they will post new and current topics on for America to vote on. The topics are fun and a little quirky, and they want to know - do you give a cup? The voting will determine where they host our sampling events each week. Please share this with your friends what you personally 'Give A Cup' about. It could be anything! Your kids, your favorite movie‚ you can even take a stand on one of our weekly topics. (This week? Zombies - do you Give a Cup?) Have some fun with it comment below Do you give a cup?

Image and value provided by our partner, Peet's

I #giveacup about summer and spending as much time with the kids as I can.

You can also follow Peet's on TWITTER to see how America has voted. See their event locations HERE they are in Chicago this week!

Quick Beauty Under $20

From all the things that cost money in life it can be hard to look great without breaking the bank. Throw kids into the mix and it can seem like a nearly impossible feat to find a routine that really delivers without taking from the kid’s college fund. Now you can look fab and send junior to college with these budget beauty buys - all under $20!
·         Every quality beauty routine starts with fresh scrubbed skin so turn to the Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase HydraBalance Foaming Cleanser ($8.97; to dissolve dirt and makeup without stripping the skin. Perfect for restoring the skin’s natural protective barrier, the extra-gentle formula helps skin hold onto moisture so start the day with the freshest face.
·         Multi-tasking products are a dream come true when you have a limited time so turn to the Dr. LeWinn  by Kinerase Instant Perfecting B.B. Cream SPF 15 ($15.97; for coverage and moisture in seconds flat. This all-in-one balm instantly creates a luminous glow upon contact while providing a light tint that is never cakey. The skin is moisturized effortlessly and looks flawless for hours to come without ever needed to retouch!

·         All that running around is sure to let some shine sneak in so stash the wet n wild CoverAll Pressed Powder ($2.99; in your hand bag for easy access blotting. The airy, silky-smooth formula creates a polished finish for a radiant look that lasts. VisiBright™ Technology delivers a skin-perfecting complex that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots, while hydrating skin’s natural collagen for a rejuvenating lift all day.

·         Finished nails are the fastest way to add polish in a pinch and the wet n wild FastDry Nail Color ($1.99; dry in 60 seconds flat! These vivid and chic colors add a pop to your digits in no time so you can freshen-up your look anytime day or night.

·         Need your lip color to stay put from dawn to dusk? A shimmery pink lip stain with staying power like the wet n wild MegaLast Liquid Lip Color ($2.99; is just the ticket. The light and sheer formula makes this lipstick smooth and soft while adding vibrancy to your lips that will leave you with the perfect youthful pout for less than a coffee!
The wand is great!
Here is it on. t works great I would recommend to exfoliate your lips before apply...This lasts all day!!
This is the perfect set of items for a busy mom like I am that is always on the go. When your baby sometimes has 5 appointments a week you do not have a lot of time to get ready. These items are so simple you can put them on while you are walking around the house and they give you the appearance that you spent a long time getting ready.


Nuby Natural Touch Drying Rack

When you have a newborn and are bottle feeding you have a ton of bottle dishes to do. I started out using the dishwasher but I didn't feel they got clean enough so I now wash by hand.
Here is the Nuby Natural Touch Drying Rack and it retails for $8.99.

The Nûby™ Bottle Drying Rack is easy to assemble and allows it to hold a large number of items without taking up too much space in the kitchen. It’s ideal for bottles and cups of all shapes and sizes. It also keeps nipples, spouts & pacifiers neatly stored until they are ready to be sterilized.

This is easy to put together and it only took a minute. You do need to keep a towel or something under it as the water will drip off all over the counter.
This will even hold the lids on the bottom piece. When you are finished it snaps up and it is easy to store in a cabinet. We like this a lot.

You can purchase this item at Buybabydirect,,, amazon, Ross dress for less, and Kmart.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nickis diapers Newborn Winner

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Nuby Storage Bowls with Feeding Spoon

Nuby carries a full line of products for all of your needs especially feeding items. This is their Storage Bowls with Feeding Spoon.

These bowls are made of tough break resistant polypropylene and sized to fit a child’s grasp. The bowls are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe. Bowls are conveniently sized, just right for dry cereal and baby foods. The tops keep snacks fresh until ready to eat. These bowls are great to use as snack cups for travel as well as storage. The bowls/cups are not intended for use with liquids. These bowls come complete with a uniquely designed long handle spoon which helps make feeding time easier for mom and baby. This spoon has an easy-slide bottom to ensure smooth movement over any dish surface. Its long handle design makes reaching the bottom of taller baby jars and storage bowls convenient and clean. No more messy finger tips as with other shorter “baby” spoons. All Nûby™ products are made of safe, durable, nontoxic materials and exceed all government safety regulations and standards.
These are great and I love that I can use these for baby food and put my homemade puree in these and then pop them in the freezer. They are just the right size and they come with a great spoon. Being dishwasher safe is always a plus in our house and it is one less thing I have to hand wash.

This can be purchased at buybabydirect,, amazon, cookieskids, idealbaby, Ross dress for less, DD's Discounts, and Baby Depot.

Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother in Stainless Steel

If you are a big coffee drinker like we are then you NEED a milk frother. I found a great one from Ozeri it is their Deluxe Milk Frother and it retails for $29.95 CDN.

Petite yet powerful, the Ozeri Milk Frother whips up delicious and picture perfect foam in as little as 10 seconds. Perfect for steam-free cappuccinos, lattes, espressos, hot chocolates, shakes, frappes and other drinks, frothing has never been easier than with the Ozeri Milk Frother. The powerful motor in the Ozeri Milk Frother spins at over 15,000 RPMs and activates instantly with results in 10 to 20 seconds. The Ozeri Milk Frother foams all kinds of milk (whole/regular/skim milk, soy milk, almond milk and coconut milk) alike for fluffy hot café lattes or cold chocolate malts in seconds. The Ozeri Milk Frother ships with 2 milk frothing whisks, an egg beater attachment that can be used to whisk eggs, soups, dressings, sauces and other non-solid food items, and a propeller-shaped attachment that can be used to mix cocktails. Also includes 2 AA batteries. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
  • Petite yet powerful, the Ozeri Milk Frother whips up delicious and picture perfect foam in as little as 10 seconds.
  • Powerful motor spins at over 15,000 RPMs and activates instantly with results in 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Foams all kinds of milk (whole/regular/skim milk, soy milk, almond milk and coconut milk) alike for fluffy hot café lattes or cold chocolate malts in seconds.
  • items, and a propeller-shaped attachment that can be used to mix cocktails.
  • Ships with 4 frothing attachments - 2 Milk Frothing Whisks, 1 Egg Beater, 1 Cocktail Mixer, an elegant stand and 2 AA batteries.

  • It even works great on my almond milk to make it perfect. You can mix up your eggs in a cup as well. This is compact and can fit anywhere on your counter. We just leave it by our coffee pot so we can easily pick it up and use. I love this now we can make our own lattes at home. It also comes with batteries so it isn't a product that you get and they have to run to the store to pick up some before you can use it. I give this a big thumbs up!

    Saturday, June 22, 2013

    YouCopia Chef’s Edition SpiceStack®

    We do a lot of cooking here at our house especially in the summer. I am excited to share YouCopia with you. They have all of the organizing for your kitchen items. I tried out their Chef's Edition SpiceStack and it retails for $39.95.
    Ideal for large spice collections, the Chef’s Edition SpiceStack® organizes 30 spice bottles in the kitchen cabinet. Clever drawers lower to display labels at eye-level, so you can quickly find your spices while cooking.
  • Organizes 30 full-size or 60 half-size spice bottles
  • Measures 10.9”D x 12.8”W x 8.7”H (27,7 x 32,5 x 22,0 centimeters)
  • Includes 96 (48 printed, 48 blank) drawer labels
  • Non-skid feet hold unit securely in place
  • No assembly required, units are stackable
  • This organized a wall of spices and really makes it easy to find them now. This fits nicely in our pantry.
    I love how they line up and you can see all of their names and there is no more digging and pulling out all of the front ones to see the back ones.

    YouCopia has many other great products. Are you a baker, coffee drinker need somewhere to hide your vitamins or medicines? They have it all.

    Follow them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.